How to Fix Dishonored 2 Errors: Crash, Black Screen, FPS Issue, DLL Error and More

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Dishonored 2 is developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is a stealth action-adventure, sequel to the 2012’s Dishonored. The game released in November 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This how to fix Dishonored 2 errors guide has the common errors that gamers have come across and ways to fix these issues. Check for the system requirements details mentioned below.

Dishonored 2 System Requirements


OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB or better
Storage: 60 GB available space


OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770/AMD FX-8350 or better
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB or better
Storage: 60 GB available space

How to Fix Dishonored 2 Errors: Crash, Black Screen, FPS Issue, DLL Error and More

Dishonored 2 Crash on Startup

A clean install of the latest drivers should fix the crash issue in Dishonored 2.

Failed to Start, Black Screen Issue in Dishonored 2

To fix this problem,

Install the latest DirexctX.
Also install the latest Visual C++.
Go to the antivirus firewall and whitelist the game.

Dishonored 2 Low FPS Issue Fix for Nvidia and AMD Cards

For Nvidia users, try the below settings changes to increase the FPS.

Step 1

Go to Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings.
Go to Program Settings and the select Dishonored 2.
Now select Maximum Pre-rendered Frames.

Step 2

use Adaptive Vsync and switch off the in-game Vsync if you are using Vsync.
Run the game in the fullscreen mode.
You may also try and check the performance after switching off HBAO+ in game setting.

Dishonored 2: Things You Must Try During Gameplay

D3D11 Swap Chain Failed Error in Dishonored 2

Windows update should fix this error.

Mouse Sensitivity Smoothing:

1. Find the dishonored2Config.cfpin the game directory mentioned below. (assuming the game is installed in C:)

C:\Users\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\dishonored2Config.cfg

2. Open the dishonored2Config.cfg file in Notepad.
3. Now search for Smooth.
4. Now you have to change g_mousesmooth option from 1 to 0. Now save the file.
5. Then right click the .ini file and make it READ ONLY and click on Apply option.

Dll Errors in Dishonored 2

Download DLL Files Client from here.
Now search the missing DLL file in the search tab.
Click on the first result from the search results list.
Then click on install.

You can find the complete Dishonored 2 Guide here.


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